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US bans visits by Sri Lanka army chief over war crimes

US bans visits by Sri Lanka army chief over war crimes

The United States said Friday it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka's army chief over "credible" evidence of human rights violations in the bloody 2009 finale to the civil war.Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew wide internatio

Rights groups urge swift handover of Sudan's Bashir to ICC

Rights groups urge swift handover of Sudan's Bashir to ICC

Rights groups pushed Wednesday for the swift handover of Sudan's ousted strongman Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court after the country's new authorities pledged to bring him to justice for alleged war crimes in Darfur.Top Sudanese officials s

US actor charged in relation to attack hoax

US actor charged in relation to attack hoax

A US television actor who was accused of fabricating a hate crime was indicted on six counts related to the incident on Tuesday, after all charges against him were dropped last year.Former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was indicted by a grand jury in Cook Co

Sudan to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes: top official

Sudan to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes: top official

Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum's ruling body said Tuesday.The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former aides with

Sudan to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes

Sudan to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes

Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum's ruling body said Tuesday.The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former aides with

Hitman for drug lord Escobar dies in Colombia

Hitman for drug lord Escobar dies in Colombia

Pablo Escobar's most notorious hitman, known by the nickname Popeye, died on Thursday at age 57 after a life of crime he celebrated on YouTube, Colombia's prison authorities said.Jhon Jairo Velasquez had boasted of killing hundreds of people for his "boss"